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Suominen joins corporate responsibility network
HELSINKI – Nonwovens for wipes manufacturer Suominen has joined Finnish corporate responsibility network FIBS, whose members include Nokia, Ahlstrom and GlaxoSmithKline.
Diaper sensor tech for assisted living
OAKLAND – House of Psalms, a private assisted living facility in Oakland, California, is using ElderSens’s DiaperSens Network to further improve the elderly care it provides.
Flushable wipes lawsuit dropped
CARY – A lawsuit brought by the city of Perry in Iowa, USA, which alleged damages from flushable wipes manufactured by a number of wipes producers has been dropped.
Perfect collars designed in Nantong
NANTONG – Freudenberg Performance Materials has opened its first Shirt Technology Centre in China at its facility in Nantong.As a leading specialist in woven, knitted and nonwoven interlinings, the centre expands service and support for shirt manufacturers in the country, covering the fit, processing and uses of interlinings and collars.
Aldi targeted on ‘flushable’ wipes
CANBERRA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has raised concerns about discount supermarket Aldi’s promotion of ‘flushable’ cleaning wipes, stating their ‘flushable’ claim may mislead consumers if it cannot be substantiated.
Bostik summit platforms Asia hygiene market
SHANGHAI – Adhesives giant Bostik noted the huge growth potential for the Asian disposable hygiene product market, especially for the adult incontinence (AI) product segment, at its annual Regional Smart Summit held in Shanghai, China.
Sales up at Essity
STOCKHOLM – Following the split of the SCA Group into two listed companies, new health and hygiene company Essity (formerly SCA Hygiene) has released its Q2 2017 results, with net sales up 9 per cent to SEK 53,423 million.
Duni appoints new CEO
MALMO –Johan Sundelin has been appointed as the new president and CEO of table-setting supplier and airlaid specialist Duni.
Ontex opens production plant in Ethiopia
HAWASSA – Personal hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its first production plant in Ethiopia. In Hawassa, Ethiopia, under its Canbebe brand, Ontex can now produce baby diapers designed to meet the needs of African families.
P&G supports EU diaper recycling project
PESCARA – An EU-funded initiative that promotes the recycling of absorbent hygiene products has benefited recycling technology developed by Fater – a joint venture of personal care giant P&G and health products manufacturer Gruppo Angelini.
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